Scotland to Ireland–6 days–350 NM

sail scotland to ireland on prize winning yacht. . . . → Read More: Scotland to Ireland–6 days–350 NM

Man Overboard

New AIS PLBs are here to stay. AIS= Automatic Identification System and PLB=Personal Locator Beacon. You fall over (I’d rather you didn’t) AIS goes off and you appear on the VHF plus Chart Plotter as a Flashing Blob. Sounds great but on a lot of systems you may appear to be a Ship or Buoy. So last weekend the expensive new AIS PLB system was installed on Wild Spirit during a working weekend. The new system PLBs are compulsory for Cat 1 races such as the Antigua to Bermuda in May when I skipper Juno a Farr 65. We will probably use them for the Fastnet as well even though it is only Cat 2.

Paul is away unitl 25th March but e-mails will get through and be answered

3rd in Ocean Class in Caribbean 600

With a number of Wild Spirits on board and skippered by Paul ‘Spirit of Juno’ a Farr 65 acheived 3rd in the Ocean Class of the Royal Ocean Racing Club Caribbean 600 race. This included beating a Volvo 70 and two 60s in a difficult light wind race. Next race on Juno is the Antigua to Bermuda in May followed by Ocean YM qualifying return trip.

Photo of Corey who has raced with Paul on WS, Helsal and Juno being closely watched whilst sleeping on deck.

Contact e-mail issue

Just when we least needed it our noemal info e-mail has stopped working so please contact us via

paulandjudith.jackson@btinternet.com

Paul working in Caribbean

Paul is skippering Spirit of Juno in the Caribbean 600. Judith will answer e-mails and take bookings.

Race starts Monday 20th Feb and you can follow their progress via yellow brick

We are on Spirit of Juno and you can follow us on http://caribbean600.rorc.org/Race-Information/Tracking/

RYA filling up

Both the April courses are now full. We have enquiries for the 3 weekend course and just one Fastnet team place left 9/2/17 Places are avialble on the 7 day RYA course with cross channel included (obviously subject to weather)

Ocean YM Passage

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster qualifying passage . . . → Read More: Ocean YM Passage

Cheap ways to get afloat

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Seen in Hobart Harbour after the Sydney Hobart race.

Sydney Hobart Success

Another year, another Sydney Hobart...

Helsal 3 won her class for the second year running, with Paul (centre) completing the 628 NM course is just under 3 days. “We normally do well on Helsal when conditions are tough, so the team had to work hard to beat the lighter yachts in this year’s favourable conditions, a great result,” said Paul.

Another year, another Sydney Hobart…